Planning and Collaboration Strategies That Build Strong Citywide Afterschool Initiatives
Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) has a total enrollment of over 80,000 students. Sixty percent (60%) of the students are economically disadvantaged. The student population is very diverse with 48.2% Hispanic, 29.8% African American, 19.9% White, and 2.1% Other. The 2001-2002 general operating fund budget exceeded $470 million. During 2002-2003 over 4200 students have participated in Fort Worth After School at 52 campuses. Sites are managed by either a full-service provider selected by the school or are selfmanaged by the school. There are seven different organizations that provide fullservice programming. All programs are bound to quality and safety standards as set by the Fort Worth After School Coordinating Board.